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Enter the Control State Best Practices Awards!

StateWays is launching a new awards program, recognizing the best practices for control states. We'll be judging entries in four categories: Retail, Technology, Education and Enforcement. For all the details of the awards program...

2nd Annual Best Practices Awards Overall Winner: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has won our second annual Control State Best Practices Awards. StateWays honors the PLCB for leading the industry in innovation, education and enforcement. All beverage control agencies in the U.S. and Canada were eligible...

A Public-Private Partnership

2016 Control State Best Practices Winner: Best Warehouse Innovation New Hampshire Liquor Commission   The New Hampshire Liquor Commission and its warehouse partner, Exel, placed big bets on each other by signing a 20-year contract in 2013....

Local Outreach Builds Relationships

2016 Control State Best Practices Winner: Best Enforcement Program Virginia ABC   In February, the Virginia ABC launched a training program aimed at empowering local law enforcement agencies to better respond to alcohol-related problems in their jurisdictions....

Embracing Maine’s Distillery Growth

2016 Control State Best Practices Winner: Best On-Premise Innovation Maine BABLO   Small distilleries across the country are experiencing a “boom” of sorts. In fact, Maine’s small distilleries are experiencing such significant growth in recent years that...

Simplified Workflow

2016 Control State Best Practices Winner: Best Technology Innovation (TIE) Brooklyn Center Municipal Liquor   A new system has streamlined invoice tracking and improved payment speed at Brooklyn Center Municipal Liquor. Tom Agnes, its operations manager since...

Best Practices 2017 Best Retail Innovation: Pennsylvania LCB

Big changes arrived in the state of Pennsylvania on June 8, 2016. That’s when Governor Tom Wolf signed a new bill into law known as Act 39, which expanded many of the responsibilities given...

Best Practices 2017 Best Consumer Education Program: Virginia ABC

The Virginia ABC achieved success in the past year through collaboration, with two campaigns that promoted aspects of the state’s vibrant wine industry. For Virginia Wine Month in October of 2016, the Virginia ABC partnered...

Best Practices 2017 Best Warehouse Innovation: Oregon LCC

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) had a major problem: it was outgrowing its conveyor system. The agency’s Milwaukie-based warehouse was struggling to keep up with increased demand. So rather than move to a...

Best Practices 2017 Best Technology Innovation: Idaho State Liquor Division

The Idaho State Liquor Division (ISLD) implemented two innovative programs last year. Leveraging technology, the organization has enhanced employee education, as well as the work and effectiveness of scheduling. “Staff training is key,” says Catie...

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